monthly mindfulness therapy group for health professionals
Bringing moment-to-moment awareness to how we experience ourselves – and others – can offer a regular, ‘live’ space in which to work, with other people, on things that come up in daily life. Group process can help us explore unresolved issues that continue to surface in group contexts (work, family, social); offer new ways of processing difficult emotions that recur or don’t seem to shift.
The support offered by a miindfulness therapy group can offer a range of perspectives for making changes in the future. A well held group can create a place of trust, where feedback, and sometimes challenge, from others as to how they experience you – and how you experience others – can co-create opportunities for deep and meaningful exploration. It can offer a space in which to deepen your moment-by-moment understanding of:
- your relationships – with friends, family, partners, colleagues and people you connect with in everyday life
- how to listen to yourself
- how to listen to others
- how to express yourself more authentically, more effectively
- what you want from life and how you might bring this into being
A mindfulness therapy group has life-changing potential: we can learn to connect with others and with ourselves at a deeper and more satisfying level. It can be an intense learning experience; an opportunity to work with the defences that so often hold us back in everyday relationships and preven09 . Jul t us sharing ourselves authentically.
current mindfulness therapy group
I facilitate a range of mindfulness therapy groups. One current group, which has been running since September 2013, is open to new members – men and women. Held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month (6.00-9.00 pm), forthcoming dates are:
2015: Jan 13 . Feb 10 . Mar 10 . May 12 . June 09 . Jul 14 (no meetings in April, August)
The group aims to represent diversity of age, gender, race, sexuality and spiritual belief, and to contain a wealth of collective experience from which to build and share.
what would I be committing to ?
Those joining a mindfulness therapy group are asked to commit to all eight initial sessions, with a view to the group evolving an ongoing membership.
For you, and others, to get the most out of the process, you’re asked to be active in using the group to learn about yourself and others: to come to all the sessions; be willing to be honest and open about your own feelings, and your in-the-moment experience of others; be willing to listen, and notice moment-by-moment feelings and experience of others in the group; to share what you see, hear, think and feel.
It is desirable that members of the group have done at least one 8-week mindfulness training course (MBCT/MBSR or Breathworks) as a participant themselves, and/or have an ongoing mindfulness practice; are already committed to bringing mindfulness into their work in one way or another – either through specific intervention, indirectly in the form of self-regulation and self care, or in other ways.
- for the first 8 sessions: £100 deposit, followed by £200 payable two weeks before the date of the first meeting you attend.
For more information about payment terms please get in touch.
my training and experience for group work
In addition to being an experienced and qualified therapist and having a longstanding mindfulness and meditation practice, I am committed to the value of group work in effecting change, and are experienced in facilitating groups.
I’ve several years’ postgraduate training in working with groups, including with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (University of Bangor), and have many years’ experience of bringing mindfulness into group work in the public and voluntary sector.
to register your interest in joining this group …
or to find out more, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org 07864 292599